ACM SIGGRAPH Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in ACM SIGGRAPH style?

This is the Citationsy guide to ACM SIGGRAPH citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in ACM SIGGRAPH.

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How do you cite a book in the ACM SIGGRAPH referencing style? (2022 Guide)

One of the most cited mediums is of course books. Here’s how to cite a book in ACM SIGGRAPH

Here’s an example book citation in ACM SIGGRAPH using placeholders:
Last Name, F.N. 2000. Title. Publisher, City.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
ACM SIGGRAPH citation:
Angelou, M. 1969. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Random House, New York.
And an in-text citation book citation in ACM SIGGRAPH looks like this: [Angelou 1969]

How to reference a journal article in the ACM SIGGRAPH citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in ACM SIGGRAPH format?

Do you need help referencing or citing a research paper in ACM SIGGRAPH? Here’s how

Here’s a ACM SIGGRAPH journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author3 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. Container Volume, Issue, pages Used.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in ACM SIGGRAPH:
Petit, C. and Sieffermann, J. 2007. Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18, 1, 161-172.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [Petit and Sieffermann 2007]

How to cite a website in a paper in ACM SIGGRAPH style?

When listing Internet sources in your References or Works Cited, the most important thing to remember is that your goal is to make it easy for a reader to check and consult your sources. Here’s how to cite a website in ACM SIGGRAPH

Here’s an ACM SIGGRAPH example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA.F. and Author2 LastnameA.F. 2000. Title. https://www.example.com.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. 2008. Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [Tran 2008]

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How to cite a YouTube video ACM SIGGRAPH in 2022

You can find short videos and how-to videos from a wide range of professionals on YouTube. As a result, you may need to know how to mention a video or YouTube in your research assignment or paper. Here’s how to do it in ACM SIGGRAPH

Here’s a ACM SIGGRAPH citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. 2000. Title. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX.
So how to cite a video ACM SIGGRAPH?
Pixar. 2015. Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: [Pixar 2015]

How to cite a podcast using ACM SIGGRAPH referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in ACM SIGGRAPH

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in ACM SIGGRAPH.
Lastname, F. 2000. Title. http://www.example.com.
Podcast referencing example in ACM SIGGRAPH using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. 2018. 640: Five Women. https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women.
And an in-text citation would look like this: [This American Life 2018]

How to cite a piece of music or a song using ACM SIGGRAPH referencing style?

Have you ever cited a movie before? You will see that citing a song is a pretty similar process. Here’s how to do it in ACM SIGGRAPH

An example song citation in ACM SIGGRAPH.
Lastname, F. 2000. Song Title. .
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in ACM SIGGRAPH:
The Beatles. 1969. Here Comes the Sun. .
And an in-text citation would look like this: [The Beatles 1969]


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